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Pediatric Research Best Paper Travel Award - (2) Awards at $2,500 each | DEADLINE: April 1, 2014

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The International Pediatric Research Foundation invites nominations for a Best Paper Travel Award for papers in PEDIATRIC RESEARCH. The award will support two young investigators' participation in an upcoming annual PAS or ESPR meeting with a reimbursable amount of up to $2,500 for travel-related expenses for the meeting.

There are TWO pathways to nominate a Best Paper junior author.

  • Senior authors may nominate junior first authors and their papers published in PEDIATRIC RESEARCH during the past calendar year.
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  • Members of APS/SPR/ESPR may nominate the junior author on a particularly stellar article in PEDIATRIC RESEARCH that was published in the past calendar year. If you are a member of the organization(s) and would like to nominate a junior author, please contact the Editorial Office for specific information regarding the article at info@pedres.org.

A "junior author" is defined as an early career investigator with less than 5 published papers. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2014.

An international jury will select the two best nominations and make a recommendation to the IPRF council. Papers will be judged on the basis of (1) novelty, (2) expected impact, and (3) clarity of presentation. Decisions will be made by mid-April 2014, allowing the two winners to attend an upcoming PAS or ESPR meeting.

For specific information about nomination requirements, please contact the Editorial Office at info@pedres.org.


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2014 Epidemiology Grants | DEADLINE: December 16, 2013

This funding opportunity will support investigators who want to pursue novel and promising epidemiological approaches to understanding childhood cancers.

New in 2014, we have expanded our eligible areas of investigation to include comparative effectiveness and outcomes research. Maximum of $100,000 of direct costs will be awarded to applicants annually and a maximum of two years of funding may be requested.

Deadline: December 16, 2013 - Apply Now!

Any questions, please contact Jenny Filer, Grants Specialist at j.filer@alexslemonade.org.


$100,000 Taubman Prize for Translational Medical Science | DEADLINE: February 1, 2014

In June, the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan awarded the second annual $100,000 Taubman Prize for Translational Medical Science to Dr. Brian Druker of the Oregon Health & Science University and Dr. Charles Sawyers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. They are honored for their research, which has transformed chronic myeloid leukemia from a routinely fatal disease to a manageable condition.

The prize was established in 2011 to recognize the clinician-scientists making the most significant contribution to translating basic research findings into medical practice. Each year, a new recipient will be presented the prize and asked to serve as the keynote speaker at the Taubman Institute's annual symposium, which in 2014 is scheduled for October 10th.

A panel of nationally prominent clinician-scientists will judge nominees based on their contribution to translating basic research findings into clinical applications and by the manner in which their clinical practice connects to their research. All clinician-scientists, regardless of country, are eligible, excluding U-M researchers.

Contest rules and nomination forms can be found at: http://www.taubmaninstitute.org/taubman-prize


International Collaborative Award - (1) Award at $25,000 | DEADLINE: August 1, 2013

Collaborative interdisciplinary research has allowed for an expanded viewpoint in biomedical research. With increased globalization, colleagues across the continents can interact to address a research problem thereby improving the research quality and adding diverse perspectives. The International Pediatric Research Foundation (IPRF) will therefore solicit applications for an International Collaborative Research Program to foster research efforts between two or more institutions from different continents that allow for synergy and complementarity of the research effort. For questions, please contact Dr. Phyllis Dennery, President, International Pediatric Research Foundation at dennery@email.chop.edu.


IPRF Early Investigators' Exchange Program - (2) Awards at $20,000 each | DEADLINE: September 15, 2013


Funded to promote basic, clinical, and translational research directed to the prevention, causes, and treatment of pediatric diseases. The program promotes pediatric research through short-term, international research exchanges (< 12 months) for investigators in the early phase of their career.


Request for Research Applications on Pediatric Cardiomyopathy | DEADLINE: June 14, 2013

The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) is pleased to announce the availability of one-year research grants for studies focused on all forms of pediatric cardiomyopathy. The purpose of CCF's Research Grant Program is to advance knowledge of the basic mechanism of the disease and to develop more accurate diagnostic methods and improved therapies for children affected by cardiomyopathy. Please visit CCF's website www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org (click on Research/Grants & Awards) for application guidelines and to view past grant awards.

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John Merck Fund Developmental Disabilities Translational Research Program | DEADLINE: May 15, 2013

The John Merck Fund has had a longstanding interest in people with intellectual and developmental disorders since its inception in 1970. In 2012, JMF launched the Developmental Disabilities Translational Research Program, which will support researchers in developing treatments and improving outcomes for individuals with developmental disabilities, particularly Down syndrome and Fragile X syndrome (and FX associated disorders). The awards will be made to the most highly innovative translational research projects that have the greatest potential of investigating rational and effective treatments and interventions for the particular condition being addressed. The program will emphasize interdisciplinary collaborative grant applications focused primarily on FXS and DS, but the program will support studies focused on other developmental disabilities under special circumstances. The Fund is particularly interested in translational research that is designed to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Investigators from a range of disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Between now and 2022 while JMF is spending out its assets and closing its doors, the Translational Research Program will make approximately ten awards of $1 million each ($250,000 per year for four years). Scientists at any career stage who have a scholarly commitment to developmental disabilities are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to interdisciplinary proposals from scientists who have demonstrable evidence of their ability to collaborate in carrying out innovative and significant developmental disabilities research.

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The International Pediatric Research Best Paper Travel Award for Junior Authors | DEADLINE: April 1, 2013

The International Pediatric Research Foundation invites nominations for a Best Paper Travel Award for papers published in the journal Pediatric Research within the last calendar year. The award will support two young investigators' participation in an upcoming annual PAS or ESPR meeting with a reimbursable amount of up to $2,500 for travel-related expenses for the meeting.

There are TWO pathways to nominate a Best Paper junior author.

  • Senior authors may nominate junior first authors and their papers published in PEDIATRIC RESEARCH during the past calendar year.
  •                    or
  • Members of APS/SPR/ESPR may nominate the junior author on a particularly stellar article they have read that was published in the past calendar year in the Journal. If you are a member of the organization(s) and would like to nominate a junior author, please contact the Editorial Office for specific information regarding the article at info@pedres.org.

A "junior author" is defined as an early career investigator with less than 5 published papers. The deadline for nominations is April 1, 2013.

An international jury will select the two best nominations and make a recommendation to the IPRF council. Papers will be judged on the basis of (1) novelty, (2) expected impact, and (3) clarity of presentation. Decisions will be made by mid-April 2013, allowing the two winners to attend an upcoming PAS or ESPR meeting.

For specific information about nomination requirements, please contact the Editorial Office at info@pedres.org.

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APS/SPR Student Research Program | DEADLINE: January 25, 2013

The purpose of the Student Research Program is to encourage gifted medical students to consider careers in research related to pediatrics. The program is specifically designed for students seeking a research opportunity at an institution other than their own medical school.


$100,000 Research Award Opportunity: A. Alfred Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science | DEADLINE: January 1, 2013

The University of Michigan is accepting nominations for a $100,000 research award opportunity established last year to recognize the clinician-scientist who is making the most significant contribution to translating basic research findings into medical practice and the manner in which the nominee's clinical activities connects to his or her laboratory research.

The winner will be presented the prize and asked to be the keynote speaker at the Taubman Institute's annual symposium scheduled for Friday, October 11, 2103, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.